Limetown: 3 reasons to watch Facebook’s new conspiracy drama

Photo: Limetown. Image Courtesy Ricardo Hubbs / Facebook Watch
Photo: Limetown. Image Courtesy Ricardo Hubbs / Facebook Watch /

Facebook Watch is bringing the popular podcast Limetown to life in a TV series starring Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it.

Why did all the residents of a town built as part of a mysterious neuroscience experiment suddenly vanish one day? That is the critical question at the heart of Facebook Watch’s new drama series, Limetown.

If that name sounds familiar to you it might be because the series is based on the popular podcast of the same name. There is also a prequel book continuation of the story as well.

Facebook’s version of the show stars Jessica Biel as Lia Haddock. She is an intrepid journalist determined to discover the truth of Limetown. The show picks up 15 years after the disappearance. Limetown has all but faded completely from the news as people moved on with their lives. But not Lia.

She has a personal stake in the mystery as her uncle, Emile Haddock (Stanley Tucci), was part of the conception of Limetown.

The first two episodes of Limetown are now available to watch (completely free) through Facebook or any Facebook Watch app. If you haven’t seen the show already, I highly recommend you check it out. The central mystery is incredibly unnerving and intriguing. If you’re a fan of conspiracy theories or shows like The X-Files, then Limetown will be the perfect fit.

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3. Limetown is a fascinating subject.

As mentioned, Limetown is perfect for people who love the idea of the unknown and unexplainable. We follow Lia Haddock’s journey into discovering the truth of why all those people disappeared years ago. Mild spoiler: It is revealed by the end of episode one that there are supposed survivors of Limetown.

It appears the series will follow a similar format to the podcast. Each episode will tell one survivor’s story as Lia interviews them. By the end of Episode 1, Lia has met with a man who led the FBI investigation back in the day. We learn some chilling new details about the case. Episode 2 has Lia actually come face-to-face with the first survivor, Winona.

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But Lia’s research won’t come without its own personal cost. The opening scene of the first episode depicts a 40-year-old man brutally beating his head against her door. “This is your first warning.” He calls out. Clearly, some people don’t want the mysteries of Limetown to be solved.

Photo: Limetown.. Image Courtesy Ricardo Hubbs / Facebook Watch /

2. The acting is excellent.

For those who thought Jessica Biel was nothing but a pretty face, Limetown will prove you wrong. If you previously watched her work on the excellent first season of USA series, The Sinner, you might be less surprised. She’s as excellent here as she was in The Sinner.

Plus, as mentioned above, Stanley Tucci is one of the main players here. That’s a big get for Facebook. Tucci is a phenomenal actor. Sherri Saum (The Fosters) also stars as Lia’s editor. We don’t get to see much of her in the first two episodes but Saum is a great addition to any cast.

The rest of the stars are no slouches either. Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale) is heartbreaking as Winona Ryder. Accomplished actress Marlee Matlin is also set to appear later in the season too.

Photo: Limetown.. Image Courtesy Ricardo Hubbs / Facebook Watch /

1. There is a world to explore outside of the show.

Like I briefly mentioned above, Limetown is based on other source material. If you get really engaged with the series, you can always go listen to the podcasts. It might spoil the show for you but it keeps you from having to wait week-to-week to find out what happens.

Plus, who knows? The show might wind up changing some things from the podcast. There is also a book you can pick up that serves as a prequel to the story. It might be a helpful thing to read before starting the show or between episodes!

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What did you think of the opening episodes of Limetown? If you haven’t watched the show yet, are you planning to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Episodes 1 & 2 of Limetown are now available to stream free through the Facebook Watch app. New episodes will continue airing weekly on Wednesdays.